Monday, August 30, 2010

Pok Pok

New link below...Pok Pok
Chris and I went here the other night.  It was amazing! It is Southeast Asian/ mainly Thai food that you would typically find in homes, pubs and on the street.  If you are looking for your typical Phat Thai or Curries this is not the place. (For that I recommend Chabba Thai on Sandy or Sweet Basil on NE Broadway.)  This is very unique and has a great feel to it.  If you have never been I highly, highly recommend that you try it. It is very authentic.  We shared the papaya salad, some of their famous (deservedly so) chicken wings "spicy" (and were!) and a wonderful soup special.  The cocktails were very cool too!  I had one that had pomegranate infused vinegar. Apparently a popular thing that I had never tried  nor even heard of.  It was divine and I will definitely play around with the vinegar drinks again. It opens a whole new World of cocktails.
Thanks Pok Pok ...Enjoy

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The link recently added...Protien University

I found out about this group from a friend of mine who entered the "Who's your butcher?" contest his name is Adam Sappington he is a local chef in Portland OR he and his wife Jackie own the Country Cat a wonderful local restaurant.  Check out the site and the videos that are in the contest.  There is a lot to learn about utilizing the whole animal, sustainable farming and butchering, a dying art. So much waste is created by machines and negligent butchering.  Not to mention how much better meat cooks and then tastes when butchered properly.  (If your not into meat, this link ain't gonna be your thang.) I am looking forward to attending one of their events on my travels...Also, I have added the Country Cat website.  Its a great place to eat and has a very comfortable atmosphere. Anyplace that puts homemade jerky in my Bloody Mary wins!